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Fairview Stok by Paaltjie Grenache 2014

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Anthony de Jager
Main Variety
Grenache
Appellation
Paarl
Alcohol
14.0 %vol
pH
3.60
RS
3.61 g/l
TA
5.2 g/l
Characteristics
Type
Red
Style
Dry
Body
Medium
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

Clean bright red colour. Intense fynbos notes, red fruits and sour cherries on the nose. Delicate palate with savoury aromas, wild straw berries and seamless tannins on the finish.

Ageing Potential

5 - 7 years

Blend Information

100% Grenache

Food Suggestions

Charred lamb chops, spicy Moroccan tagine and Spanish classics like paella.

In The Vineyard

The Stok by Paaltjie grapes are grown is small and steeply terraced, bustling with animal life and natural fynbos growing in and amongst the vines, planted on the east facing slopes of Paarl Mountain at Fairview. The soil type in this particular vineyard block consists of decomposed granite soils and deep Malmesbury shale soils.

About The Harvest

The fruit was hand harvested in the early morning and brought to the cellar where the grapes are hand sorted and fermented in foudre (open-top French oak barrels)

In The Cellar

The grapes are hand sorted and fermented in foudre (open-top French oak barrels). The grapes were allowed to cold soak for two days before fermentation was initiated. Thereafter the grapes was punched down three times a day with one aeration if needed in the form of délestage. After the peak of fermentation the wine was only pumped over once a day, until the fermentation finished. The wine was basket pressed and transferred to older French oak, for malolactic fermentation and maturation for 15 months before a light filtration and bottling.

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Fairview Stok by Paaltjie Grenache 2014 Anthony de Jager Grenache